Colombia 1662/1-R Z 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3076, lot 31302
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This specimen was lot 31302 in Heritage sale 3076 (Long Beach, CA, September 2019), where it sold for $1,860. The catalog description[1] noted, "Colombia. Philip IV gold Cob 2 Escudos 1662/1 R-Z AU53 NGC, Nuevo Reino mint. A rare type, and the first of its kind that we have offered to-date. An object deserving of close consideration by the more advanced collector of the Spanish colonial gold series." The production of cobs continued sporadically into the 1740's. It was superseded by milled portrait coinage. As with most cobs, specimens with legible dates form a minority of survivors.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6.67 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-unlisted, Fr-2, S-B21, Restrepo-M50.25.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Restrepo, Jorge Emilio, Monedas de Colombia, 1619-2006, Medellin, Colombia, Impresiones Rojo: 2006.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3076, featuring the Allen Moretti Swiss Collection and the James Mossman Collection of Canadian Coinage, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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